South china tigers By Sarah, Jemima and Tegan
Why they are almost extinct Although China outlawed tiger hunting in 1979 and declared the South China tiger's survival a conservation priority in 1995, it is thought that even if a few individuals remain, no existing protected areas or habitat are sufficiently large, healthy or undisturbed enough to sustain viable tiger populations. .
How many are left? • Following decades of extermination as a pest, the South China tiger has not been sighted in the wild for more than 25 years. Many scientists believe the subspecies is “functionally extinct”. A few individuals may remain, but hope for their survival is slim as there is neither adequate habitat nor prey left.
How can we save them • We can save them by adopting them from WWF. You will be updated with fantastic photos and a soft cuddly toy tiger, please sponsor today to avoid a world without South China tigers • https://worldwildlife.org/species/south-china-tiger
Why they matterphysical appearance The South China Tiger is small in comparison to other Pantheratigris subspecies. Males reach about eight feet or 2.6 metres in length, while females are only about 7.5 feet or 2.3 metres in length. Males weigh approximately 150 kilograms (equivalent to roughly 330 pounds) and tigresses weigh in at about 110 kilograms or 240 pounds. The stripes of this subspecies are particularly broad, but they are also spaced further apart than in other tigers. This gives the coat a striking, impressive appearance.
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